ScHARR Public Health Collaborating Centre
ScHARR (University of Sheffield) is a Public Health Collaborating Centre for the Centre for Public Health Excellence (CPHE) in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). The Public Health Collaborating Centre has been operational from May 2008 and provides evidence reviews and economic analyses upon which the public health advisory committees of NICE (the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee and the Programme Development Groups) base their recommendations for national Public Health Guidance. The Public Health Collaborating Centres works with the analysts in the Centre for Public Health Excellence to produce evidence reviews, economic appraisals, systematic reviews and other evidence based products. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity and the team contributes to the work of the Institute as it takes on some of the toughest challenges in public health and NHS policy making.
Our reports are published as a ScHARR report series. To view them follow this link.
NICE is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating disease. In NICE the Centre for Public Health Excellence is responsible for producing public health guidance.
NICE produces two types of public health guidance – Public Health Interventions and Public Health Programmes. Public Health Interventions are smaller pieces of work generally dealing with downstream activities. Programmes are larger and take longer, usually with an upstream orientation dealing with infrastructure and strategy and may have a topic, setting or population focus.
Documents describing the methods and process employed by NICE are available from the Institute´s website www.nice.org.uk